Invasive Mediterranean Seed Bug

Subject: Can’t identify this bug
Location: Eastern San Francisco bay area California
September 30, 2016 8:17 pm
Good day,
Found this big swimming in a child’s pool I use for my siberian husky. The husky had a severe allergic reaction to an insect bite, and I found this critter while trying to find what could have bite the husky. Thing it is of the leaf foot verity but not sure. Any thoughts?
Signature: Shawn

Mediterranean Seed Bug
Mediterranean Seed Bug

Dear Shawn,
This is an invasive Mediterranean Seed Bug,
Xanthochilus saturnius, a species that according to BugGuide is:  “native to Europe and the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (WA-CA) and now locally abundant.”

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